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are doing. thank you very much. >> thank you, i'm with san francisco tomorrow. caps one of soft story building of a much larger array of much more affected buildings. it's a priority that is required. first of all under the previous attempts, 10 thousand of those units were considered rent control which you indicated is rent decontrol by an effect cost. there are mitigations at your hands that need to be put into your legislation. first of all, you have a state required housing element that requires means, resources, that affects keeps the diversity of the city intact which are there and which the city is in default since it has no reinforceable housing elements. that provides means and resources that are supposed to refer several years ago to the board of supervisors. the means are there if you will put them into function. secondly, under federal supreme court cases, depriving an owner of equity, making that unviable for means of public import if you refer as officers of the court you may recall long island and the robert moses attempt to run free ways, you cannot be private owners
. >> on december 28, 1912. san francisco mayor, sonny jim rolph stared into the crowds of those who have gathered. a moment in history. the birth of a publicly own transit system. san francisco municipal railway. muni as it would become to be known. happy birthday, muni, here is to the next 100 years. the birth of muni had been a long-time coming. over the years the city was disjointed privately owned companies. horses and steam and electric-powered vehicles. creating a hodgepodge of transit options. none of them particularly satisfying to city residents. the city transit system like the city itself would have changes during the san francisco earthquake. the transition that will pursue from this aftermath would change san francisco's transportation system once again. facilitated by city boss, abe ruth, ushering in the electric city car. the writing was on the wall. the clammer had begun for the experiment including public transit people. owned by the people and for the people. the idea of a consolidated city-owned transit system had begun traction. and in 1909, voters went to the polls and create
i even moved to san francisco and i've now been a resident for 26 years. the issues in our area and going up to market street, you know, and down to folsom are unique in that we have so many new construction going on and this, of course, represents a hazard for automobiles and people trying to get across the street they're on one side of the street and all of a sudden there's a sign saying you can't cross and if you're in a wheelchair you can't cross. the bicyclists are going insane with not responding to what are the rules of the road for bicycles and a ticket can be given to a bicyclist riding their bicycle on the sidewalk and they ride at speed they don't ride at 5, you know, inches an hour. and we've had people get hit but he bicyclists on the sidewalk and severely injured because bicyclists keep going. and you know really suffer severe injuries. i'd like to have the error for the mission changed so that they took into consideration all the bicycles on the sidewalk as well as the pedestrian crossing to make sure whether they're going to put a pedestrian crossing they've got
many other days, trees will be dedicated in someone who has contributed to san francisco either through their work or given back to the environment through culture, through arts and through many of the hard work and we will unveil who will receive this dedication today. as many of you know trees are very important for our communities. they provide us shade, they deter water from going into our storm systems, they provide a place for birds and butterflies and of course they help us clean our air. arbor day is a very important event. it is celebrated not just in america, but all over the world and i'm honored that we are kicking this event. i would like to thank the mayor for bringing arbor day back to san francisco. this is our 8th arbor day. i will welcome mayor lee to the stage. >> thank you the dpw, the recreation department, to all of those who helped us in working today. arbor day, it is an annual celebration that we have struggled very hard to make sure this city appreciate because the trees are part of a great answer and solution to reducing carbon emissions and be sure we have gr
visit people in their homes and seeing the great diversity in san francisco and watching as the diversity is pushed further and further to the outlying areas. i happen to live around noe valley and i'm watching google take over. buses that transport people back and forth and i look at that and say much like what happened to the castro area, the older people who lived there got pushed out by gays. what happens' happening now is we're having a similar pushing out to the out skirts, people who are no longer young, who are no longer perhaps working, who are no longer breeding among other things, but who do need the kinds of services that i think this task force is, you know, brought together to speak to and address. ~ and as i said, i can bring new blood to this. i have not worked deeply in the political zone and i feel as though i both missed something and avoided something. so, for my part at this time in my life, i'd like to take some of my time and put it toward that. i'm not about to retire, but i do want to change a little bit of the proportion of what i'm doing in term
, the authority here in san francisco and the agency called the city county association of government of san mateo county. >> okay. thank you. >> i just had a question about a potentially controversial issue on the bay shore cal trans station on the san mateo county side and different efforts to look into moving it into san francisco side north and can you talk about that issue? >> sure. so the topic you are talking about is the idea to move that bay short cal trans station north from where it is now into san francisco? and we understand that that is an idea that has been put out there. it has been made pretty clear to us that it's not necessarily and idea that would benefit them and for efforts that are jointly funded and efforts that are looking to what are joint benefits to both counties, we would look at ideas that would jointly benefit the counties. while we understand that that idea is something that san francisco is interested in moving forward with and with the authority staff were interested in finding opportunities to look at that and move that idea forward, we are not going to enter th
to put the advertise those, but it is not anything that i read papers in the san francisco. the chronicle and the examiner, some of the local ones, and i have yet to see one ad. and the police commission, notified that neighborhood that you are having a meeting. and you wonder why, hey, most of people that show up are well informed which is fine. but the public at large, the layperson has no idea that you are even there. and he is the person or she is the person or should be at your meetings bringing up the local problems. >> and i would like to see more, i would like to see advertisements either on the bus, the community would be very good and i am sure that the community can give me free spots if somebody will dig up the posters they could put it on 150 meeting buses in the mission or the sunset or whatever, i think that you need more of that and i think, don't need to talk about it again late this year and not in 2014, i will find out that nothing has ever been done and i thank you for your time on that issue >> any further comment on a, b, c, d, three? >> >> hi, my mame is mark capas
. welcome, everybody, welcome to san francisco. to some of you, welcome to the presidio, welcome to this absolutely gorgeous futures without violence center. i want to start by thanking futures without violence and esther solar for giving us this beautiful space to meet in today. is esther here? i haven't seen her. we'll thank her later. they made this space available for us. good morning, my name is me linda hague for those of you who don't know me. i was appointed by president obama a little more than two years ago to be united states attorney and it is my incredible honor to represent the president, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to s
ante el congreso. >>> noticias univision 14 san francisco comianza ya. >>> el mas premiado enel area de la bahia noticias univision 14 san francisco a las 6. >>> buenas tardes les saluda maría leticia gomes. >>> muchos reidentes de oakland han tramitado una tardjeta que tambuien funciona como tarjeta bancaria. >>> esta compañia que emite la tarjet amunicipal dice que cobran opor cierrots servicios pero son ma sbajos que los otros bancos. >>> en estados unidos no existe una tarjete municilpal como esta, epro tienen un costo. >>> la tarjeta esta en average un 48% mas barato. >>> dice que a pesar que cobran son mas bajos, no e el objetiovo nuestro sobreexplotar a las personas de bajos recursos. >>> el san francisco chronicla reporto los cargos de la tarjeta. >>> un estudio de una organización indico que el cargo promedio es de 1 por cobra, mas de 5 por mantenimiento y 1.75 por llamadas al cliente. >>> el uncio cobro elevado es el de servicio al cliente. >>> cosumer union dice que hay mas opciones. >>> pueden conseguir el mismo producto a un costo menos. >>> muchos de la c
together to do to bring these job opportunities to san francisco. i'm hearing loud and clear we want some measurable [speaker not understood] of that. i push back on the implication we are not trying to bring forward this part of the project in a successful way. >> i think you're looking forward to put on the event in a successful way whether you want to actually have a measurable outcome of jobs and unusual exclusion, that is not a strong priority. in the future i this will be. thank you. let's go on to our fund-raising effort. if we can call up -- actually, we'd like to see if we can open up for public comment just on the workforce side. we have a lot of people that have been waiting here patiently to talk about that. so, if we could actually -- if it's okay with the chair to open up public comment on the workforce small business conclusion and prevailing wage side. i have a number of cards. perhaps that's checked off item number 4. marcus clark, marilyn cain, chris marino, douglas home, [speaker not understood] and we'll stop right there. and anyone else who wants to talk about this si
. since 71 we've represented the culture center of san francisco. the opportunity to replace a vacant lot for the mexican-american community is exciting for us and all of san francisco. the mexico museum as long awaited the opening of a new museum honoring their cultural heritage. the error states that the 706 mexico museum development would not alter the visual character of the project site and it's surroundings. in fact, it would actually add to the character of the neighborhood. i have read the eir and i believe it's a pilot document it should be certified >> next speaker please and why don't you come on up. i'll call a few more names. (calling names) >> good afternoon commissioners i'm mary. i am the ceo of mgm management group and we have the good fortunate of having the businesses or projects. i'm here to support the mexico mission project. i believe this is a good use of a vacant lot in the cultural part of san francisco. we've worked hard to make this project go forward. i have read the eir and i'm aware this would not have a substantial impact on the community. in fact, it's a
, and he runs about four or five tree crews. so, he has probably more intimate knowledge of san francisco urban forest than many folks. i strongly recommend his candidacy for the urban forest council. he's been highly recommended by many people. >> okay, thank you. i noticed that he's not a resident of san francisco. >> i just called him at that. he lives at 1200 17th avenue number 304 in the inner sunset. >> okay, thank you for clarifying that. i'll take these speakers unless you have questions for that particular -- go ahead. supervisor breed. >> i need verification of the residency requirement since it's listed here that a waiver is required. and i'm not sure how the information was obtained for his current -- how the information was obtained to list on the agenda that a residency waiver is required. so, i just need some sort of verification. and, actually, i need that from either the city staff or city attorney or someone internal, please. thank you. >> i guess we can move on to -- dan flanagan, would you like to talk about yourself now? >>> sure. dan flanagan. i am chairman -- i am t
>> good morning, everyone, and welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors budget and finance subcommittee meeting for wednesday, march 13th, 2013. my name is supervisor mark farrell. i will be chairing this committee. i am joined by supervisor eric mar and supervisor john avalos. i would like to thank the members of sfgtv who are covering this meeting, jennifer low and jessie larson and the clerk of this committee, victor young. mr. clerk, do we have any announcements? >> yes. please silence all cell phones and electronic devices. completed speaker cards and copies of any documents to be included as part of the file should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the march 19, 2013 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. mr. clerk, can you please call item number 1? >> item number 1, resolution concurring with the controller's establishment of the consumer price index for 2013, and adjusting the access line tax by the same rate. >> thank you. we have monique zamuda from the controller's office. >> good morning, members of the
, the carvings, it represents commerce, navigation, all of the things that san francisco is famous for. >> the wood you see in the board of supervisor's chambers is oak and all hand carved on site. interesting thing about the oak is there isn't anymore in the entire world. the floors in china was cleard and never replanted. if you look up at the seceiling you would believe that's hand kof carved out of wood and it is a cast plaster sealing and the only spanish design in an arts building. there are no records about how many people worked on this building. the workman who worked on this building did not all speak the same language. and what happened was the person working next to the other person respected a skill a skill that was so wonderful that we have this masterpiece to show the world today. >> san francisco is home to some of the most innovative companies of the 21st century. this pioneering and forward looking spirit is alive in san francisco government as well. the new headquarters of the san francisco public utilities commission at a5 25 golden gate avenue is more than just a
?oo hi, i'm holly lee. i love cooking and you are watching quick bites. san francisco is a foodie town. we san franciscoans love our food and desserts are no exceptions. there are places that specialize in any and every dessert your heart desires, from hand made ice cream to organic cakes, artisan chocolate and cupcakes galore, the options are endless. anyone out there with a sweet tooth? then i have a great stop for you. i've been searching high and low for some great cookies and the buzz around town that anthony's are those cookies. with rave reviews like this i have to experience these cookies for myself and see what the fuss was all about. so let's see. while attending san francisco state university as an accountinging major, anthony's friend jokingly suggested he make cookies to make ends make. with no formal culinary training he opened his own bakery and is now the no. 1 producer of gourmet cookies in the biarea and thank you for joining us on quick bites. how do you feel? >> i feel great. >> so i want to get to the bottom of some very burning questions. why cookies?
live or work in san francisco and have a form of id. >> we started bank on s.f. six years ago to reach out to folks in the city who do not have a bank account. we wanted to make sure they know they have options which should be more low-cost, more successful to them and using chat catchers. >> check cashing stores can be found all over the city, but they're convenient locations come with a hidden price. >> these are big. >> i remember coming in to collect -- charged a fee to collect a monogram. >> people who use check catchers, particularly those who use them to cash their paychecks all year long, they can pay hundreds, even a thousand dollars a year just in fees to get access to their pay. >> i do not have that kind of money. >> i would not have to pay it if i had a bank account. >> bank accounts are essential. they keep your money saved and that helps save for the future. most banks require information that may limit its pool of qualified applicants. encouraging to turn to costly and unsafe check captures. >> i do not feel safe carrying the money order that i get home. >> without a ba
the city of san francisco sfgtv meeting of the san francisco neighborhood services and safety occurring march 21, 2013, will begin shortly. >> the city of san francisco sfgtv meeting of the san francisco neighborhood services and safety occurring march 21, 2013, will begin shortly. >> good morning, everyone and welcome to the thursday, march 21st, 2013, meeting of the board of supervisors neighborhood services and safety committee, my name is david campos and i am the chair of the committee. on my left is norman yee and in route is the committee vice chair supervisor eric mar. we at 57 new montgomery street. welcome to the meeting of this committee and if i may begin by asking the applicant to come forward and i apologize if i mispronounce the name. is the applicant here. unless there is an objection let's continue this item for later in the meeting and go to item number two >> to consider the issuance of a type 42 on-sale beer and wine license to mark e. rennie for good oel ink, at the beer cafe located in 34 mason street. >> this is another application in district six, if i
campus are all being met and that was an incredible part of what we do here in san francisco to listen to our neighborhood and what we represent today and lastly the financial aspects of it, the financial and budget committee is something that i'm focused on. we spend over $800 million a year to health care. certainly that issue that we are going to be tackling soon is had $4.4 billion for our health care. this is what matter for our city. we have an agreement that protects our financial agreement as a city and we have also learned so much in this process and we are going to continue to keep our city our eye on the ball and make sure we have a secure city. and to thank people around the podium here for different city departments, barbara garcia i , to all of our trade members, to the community coalition, to vince from the alliance, this has been a group effort and a group supporting us today. i couldn't be prouder to be part of it. at that point we turn it back to lou gerardo. [ applause ] . the next person that i would like to introduce is supervisor david campos. we talked about 40 h
primera puasa, elimnan los estado de las personas de san jose y además en san francisco eliminan la prioridad de la energía. >> como estarán las condiciones del tiempo más adelante les tengo el reporte completo. >> ♪. ♪. ♪. ♪. ♪. >>> a partir de hoy se espera la llegada de miles de turiast en el Área de la bahÍa que se estara realizando en el ht de snsa jose y beneficiarÁ a cientos de comercios en la periferia de la arena, grupos de diferentes partes del paÍs estarÁn participando. >> siempre y cuando estén relacionados con el trabajo, quién demando a un hombre por no dar a conocer los mensajes y teme que esta decisión pueda afectara a la privacidad de las personas. >> una nueva ley exigirá que las escuelas tengan aldabas, algunas escuelas ya poseen este tipo de cerradura pero las de construccion antigua no la poseen, después de la tragedia en connecticut. >> la busqueda de la marihuana medicianal podria ser regulada por el cnetro de regulacion de vcannabos, y tom ammiano dice que esta enmienda permitirá que la hierba esté en las manos correctas. >> ♪. >> e
of hosting an event the first time in san francisco, things happen so quickly. i'm trying to see how we do it better going forward. >> learning from this, how do you hold a event of this magnitude on public land down on the waterfront. there are a number of agencies involved in those decisions. hopefully people can learn from this process. and as i say, i mean, this is a good story. this is the private organization agreeing to be bound by voluntarily agreeing to be bound by these rules and signed a memorandum of understanding, subsequent to the first event and now following through on that. >> thank you. >> i appreciate the agreement, and the agreement was made. it's a binding agreement. it needs to be acknowledged. i appreciate the fact that the authority had voluntarily made that agreement, but they made the agreement. and once the agreement is made, it's not a voluntary thing any more. it's something that is compelled. >> i completely agree with you, supervisor. but subsequent to the agreement being done, the foundations changed. the words that i read out of the executive summary say th
>> san francisco is home to some of the most innovative companies of the 21st century. this pioneering and forward looking spirit is alive in san francisco government as well. the new headquarters of the san francisco public utilities commission at a5 25 golden gate avenue is more than just a 13-story building and office ablation. instead, city leaders, departments and project managers join forces with local architectural firms ked to build one of the greatest office buildings in america. that's more than a building. that's a living system. ♪ ♪ when san francisco first bought this land in 1999, it was home to a state office building. >> this was an old eight-story brown building the state owned and the workers' comp people were in that building. it was an old dee correctvth it building for decades. when i was a member of the board of supervisors, all of us wondered why we hadn't done anything there and the mayor thought the same. >> if an earthquake happened, the building was uninhabitable. it sat there vacant for quite a while. the city decided to buy the building
. >> commissioners, item 10 presentation and discussion on san francisco's small business week by adam strauss, strauss events. >> commissioners. >> welcome adam. >> i would like to also acknowledge my two co-chairs of the san francisco small business week committee, president adams. >> speak a little closer into the mic. >> sorry. acknowledge the two co-chairs of our san francisco small business week pc president adams and leslie. thank you.ly talk about the 9th annual san francisco small business week and thank the commission for its continued support throughout the year both financially as a sponsor for the past few years and allowing both commissioners and the office of small business staff to participate on the committee. without your support, we would have never grown to be the largest snag small business week in the committee and with more than 4,000 people attending the event throughout the week. small business week's goal is really to convene the small business community and to celebrate the impact that they have on our community, trying to acknowledge that and bring that into t
cultural income, you know, like life line san francisco is very welcoming of people. people socialize that are -- people on disability, people that are poor folks and people that are wealthy folks. i find it's way different from i came from new york. it's very different from new york. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> is that it? >> um-hm. >>> thank you. >> is it helena? >>> helene. >> helene wenzel. >>> good afternoon. the next thing you have to fix is the parking around city hall. i am helene wenzel. i'm say senior, a lesbian, in a committed relationship 24 years, we are married. i've been in san francisco enough years to see a big change in the population and the growth of the eldering community from san francisco, the lgbt elders. i'm an elder law attorney and my focus for a good 50% of my clients is on lgbt issues, financial, health, estate planning, et cetera. and what i see there is a great deal of focus on aids, on invisibility, questions on living alone or together, outliving a partner, on illness and death within our community, on housing and the lack thereof past a
incoming some with anti-gay messages are getting ready to run on buss. rob roth is live in san francisco where he talked with officials and people behind those ads. rob. >> reporter: the new muni bus ads are expected to run in less than two weeks. many are calling them hate speech. anti-gay messages are set to begin running april 1st. this one quotes an islamic cleric. quote, the punishment of homosexuality is the death penalty." a second ad has iranian president saying "homosexuality is ugly." both end with the statement "that's his jihad, what's yours." >> my ad is designed to save lives. refusing to call attention to the plight of gays is killing people. >> reporter: teresa sparks says geller's ads are trying to pit the gay community against muslims. >> what she's doing is trying to portray muslims and arabs has being anti-gay. and i don't think that's the case. >> reporter: the new ads follow on the heels of current ads running on a handful of buses with anti-muslim messages. last week city leaders denounced those ads. muni says it's forced to run them. >> even though we disagree wit
manage the property in san francisco that houses four restaurants that wanted to put a food truck in front of my building and we successfully were able to appeal it and deny the permit. and this is exactly what is going on. this truck wants to be in front of an existing restaurant. the applicant said 84 second, but the dpw says 92, so we have a conflict of where this truck is actually going to be parked. we found that the health department that it is says it includes prepackaged food instead of just coffee. so what is it? where is it? what is it doing? where is it going to go? no one knows. the ordinance was revised to establish food and underserved area, this is not an underserved area, thank you. >> thank you. >> good evening, debbie, representing (inaudible) and i just wanted to go over a couple of things. first of all as it is noted that the health department has been called up several times and the measurements they are concerned that they have independently verified them and okay with the measurements. second of all we have gone through this a number of times but the code, m
the tower at san francisco to the east bay hills. we have unlimited visibility. we will talk about our temperatures today. they are going to be about the same as yesterday but inland they will be warmer, mid-to-upper 60's and low-to-mid 60's away the bay and mid-50's at the coast. it will be breezy in the higher elevation and near bodies of water. same today but two to six degrees warmer and we will have high clouds and sunshine and calmer conditions for saturday and sunday. >> if your travels take you to san mateo on the bridge you can see the take lights are headed in the flat section westbound toward the high-rise sluggish there. looking at 20-minute delay. back to the santa cruz mountains we have an injury accident fortunately, a tow truck is on the way there and you can see you have slow traffic coming off of the summit and northbound before red wood estates, the left lane is block and the tow truck is en route, and it is slow from antioch, 11 miles per hour moving toward railroad avenue and fortunately through pittsburg it picks up. the drive times 580 from the tracy area, 17 nor
in san francisco about the existence of child pornography. they are doing a great job? san jose, whatever happened to san francisco? secondly, whatever happened about the issuance and the existence of human trafficking? the state is doing a good job, thank you, miss heras. i don't hear too much going on in san francisco. and i think that under jurisdiction of which committee i would like to see those two issues being pressed and while we are on the subject of committees holding meetings, i would like to know because i have not found out so far this morning the official reason why yesterday's two meetings were canceled and i would like to propose the idea that when the committee meetings are canceled i would like to see everyone get docked for the day because you are not working. and i would like to have a mandatory rescheduling of that meeting. let's put it this way. when i see city salaries going up, and i see all kinds of meetings being canceled for whatever official reason you want to give, including junk ets. i would also like to remind people that you get paid for showing up, you don
of drizzle off the san francisco peninsula and down to about palo alto where we can expect wet roadways from san jose to san francisco. can't rule out a bit of drizzle back for oakland. two things we are watching. the first one is colder weather as head into tonight and tomorrow morning. temperatures dropping to the 30s up into the north bay. and the other thing that we are monitoring is a weekend forecast. going to be changing. we will talk about the warm weather and how high the temperatures will go coming up in the full forecast. >>> estimated 9,000 people in san jose are affiliated with a gang and one of them may be responsible for the city's latest shooting, a teenager shot on the east sietd. the san jose community is getting creative on how to stop this rising violence. among the ideas, a change of clothing. kris sanchez joins us with ideas that other cities could possibly use. >> reporter: hi, there. for the last two years san jose police say that the number of gang homicides have accounted for about half of all of the homicides in the city of san jose. a crime prevention and a gang p
for d p w, san francisco state and cal trans. we pass that had unanimously with minimal discussion and the last one we had was 2013 prop case strategic plan and 5 year prioritization plan and pass that had with a minimum amount of discussion, although the 5 programs funded under 5 k lrt, cal train exception the driver replacement only the glert is not. we are disappointed to hear that. the majority of our discussion was not on your agenda was an update of pedestrian strategy of mpa director for sustainable streets gave a presentation. we are a little disappointed that as a committee that some safety measures like a lot of schools can't be implemented in the near term because of sequel requirements. we wonder if that isn't counterproductive. that's an item on everyone's agenda now i'm sure. that's all we have. >> thank you. colleagues, any questions? thank you so much. this was an informational item. so thank you. let's open this up for public comment. anyone from the public who would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is close. miss cheng please call item no.
. and they range in number size from 5 to 17 that we have here in san francisco and that we have in los angeles. the seats are a mix of about a third family members, people with a family member with serious mental illness and clients or consumers so people with a serious mental health diagnosis. and then we have a total of three public interest seats and, so, that's just people interested in mental health. and then two mental health professionals. none of the -- oh, and then the final seat which i wanted to take a half second to advocate for, we need a member of the board of supervisors. so, if any of your colleagues would be interested we'd love to have you. but the seats are all -- the residents of san francisco. they are people who by state law cannot work for any program funded by community behavioral health services. they can be city employees for other departments. they can work in other organizations as long as their funding does not come from community behavioral health services. ~ and i have served as the executive director since 1999 because i feel this work and the oversight work, th
search your cell phone, is it legal? in san francisco, police seek to answer that question. new at 7:00, live in the city where, jena, you spoke to the man at the center of this lawsuit >>reporter: we did. also, i red through the civil lawsuit. it's about 55 pages and san francisco police told me they had no comment. this does raise the issue, as you mentioned, should police be allowed to search through cell phone e text, data and messages without a warrant? >> bob says he was protest nothing san francisco when he was arrested -- protesting when he was arrested. >> i was engaged in a completely nonviolence activity. >> they looked through his cell phone messages despite his objections. >> my cell phone had nothing to do with why i was arrested. >> today, the aclu joined him in a lawsuit filed against san francisco police. >> police need a warrant to search homes, and so they would need to have one to search our phones. >> the state constitution has stricture privacy protections. >> when the phone is searched, it's not just the privacy of the person who was arrested; everyone they com
to thing youth of san francisco and maintaining a beautiful facility and that's the problem with san francisco we build these and don't maintain them. you can set that right by doing the track. >> thank you. >> anyone else that would like to make public comment under the general manager's report. seeing none public comment is closed. >> before you start on the next i just want to make a comment about that. i went out and walked the track and i guess what surprises me when i hear numbers like $2 million clearly the starting line is where the serious problem exists and before each the relay spots on each of the tracks as you go out and the inner track is most abused for all obvious reasons i would like to be educated if there are designs there can be incremental changes because much of the track doesn't seem to be severe but those that are make it impossible to make it a good track. i think it's in terrible shape givens those shots and i appreciate the comments from the public. i have to believe there is something shofert $2 million to make it a first class track and if it isn't i
francisco sfgtv meeting of the san francisco board of appeals occurring march 20, 2013, will begin shortly. >> good evening and welcome to the march 20, 2013 meeting of the san francisco board of appeals. preceding officers this evening is hwang and joined this evening by commissioner fung and honda. at the controls is the board's legal assistant. >> i'm cynthia the board's director. and we are also joined from members who have matters before the board and scott sanchez is here, and city administrator and also representing the planning department and commission. joseph dufy is here representing the building of inspection. and we are joined by derek smith he is a health program coordinator at the department of health tobacco free project. >> if you could go over the meeting guidelines and conduct the swearing in. >> the board requests that you turn off all phones and pagers so they will not disturb the proceedings and carry on the conversations in the hallway. the board's rules of presentation are as follows, appellant's and permit holders and department representatives each has sev
francisco and san bruno and oakland and 3.5" in san jose and livermore and you can see we need more rain. we have a transition that will be breezy at times with a few clouds but a bright are day. we start off in the 40's this morning and hanging out mainly in the mid to upper 50's and in the low-to-mid 60's at 4:00, and back near the upper 50's by 7:00. looking ahead, it will be breezy tomorrow with temperatures above average and we will have high clouds and sunshine for saturday and for sunday. temperatures are running above average at the coast. we will be in mid-to-upper 50's. >> it is thursday. we have clear conditions on the golden gate bridge, two lanes for the southbound drive right now but that will be reconfigured to road lanes. there is road work up the waldo before the tunnel and then it is wide open. the two right lanes are blocked for road work for the time being. on the peninsula we also have road work exiting, southbound, 101 embarcardero road to shore lean for about 20 minutes and san leandro area, northbound 880, also, road work there and in oakland, northbound 880, they are
parents dream home. i lived in saint francis and i was named after san francisco and to live in saint francis woods and it has actually become a little bit of a nightmare. >> thank you. >> and any departmental rebuttal? >> no. >> commissioners, the matter is yours. >> well commissioners, you know that this is probably i think that the fourth or fifth hearing on this case. some of you have not seen it, but the, and there were in the original documentation quite a bit of discreptcies. i thought that we had resolved most of them. i have been aware that the height was off by that much and you showed me how originally the house was larger. the department has accepted the change, the permit holder was forced to go through a revision and therefore open a way for the additional appeals. and the department, however, is satisfied that they have now done it accurately as far as what the height of the building was that was being constructed and i am prepared to accept that. >> and i move to up hold the permit that it conforms with the permits that in terms of the over all building plan. >> on the
. san francisco, livermore also traces in those locations now, visibility. from our roof cam you can see city hall is obstructed. visibility is reduced and we are going to see some fog for the overnight hours. about one-quarter of 1 in. in half moon bay. s f o and oakland. mostly sunny skies and precede. the warmer weather on tap. your complete forecast >> catherine: tonight in vallejo, and a suspect has ended. and the suspect is dead. this is helicopter video from our new partners at abc 7.where you can see the swat team using an armored vehicle to move in on the house. police say the man was pointing a gun at neighbors earlier in the day. at one point they say he broke a window and pointed a shotgun at them. new tonight at eight-- kron 4's j.r. stone is live at the scene. he has new, exclusive video from an eyewitness. who recorded the standoff on his camera. it's a story you'll only see on kron 4. >> reporter: the eyewitness was standing about 20 minutes from where i am standing. the yellow tape is still up in this area where it all went down. >> a put my head down and i heard it the
. >> we are live in san francisco where a couple is hit pie a truck in across walk. we will tell you what challenge is the driver was facing. >>> president barack obama pushes for peace in the middle east. it's all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning everybody, it is march 21st, i am brian flores. >> and i am pam cook. >> it was cloudy all day, a little cooler on the lows mostly sunny but no doubt about it a westerly breeze is in place, here is sal. >>> traffic is doing well on highway 24 as you drive to the caldecott tunnel and also interstate 880, we are off to a good stat to the coliseum and there is roadwork being done on the upper deck, it is 4:29 let's go back to the desk. >>> right now pg&e is on the scene of something that is affecting many customers, paul? >> reporter: good morning we are live in the bay view district, this is where it was affected and you can see there is power restored to part of the area but right down the street right here, that area is still in a blackout. here is the scene this morning, the base of the pole was burned and still s
. if you are out around girl game. no problems getting into san francisco right now. if you are driving northbound 280, everything looks good, here is steve. >> there goes some of our weather, 40s on the temperatures and 50s. when i say something sick, i am talking about myself, i am kind of tired of it to be honest with you. 40s everywhere we had a lot warmer temperatures gusting to 23, 14 at oakland, a northerly breeze, half-moon bay, it will still be sunny especially by the coast i guess it will come out of here fast. a win is in place, a little warmer. you need more of a -- you need more of a breeze but the weekend looks good >> 3:47 new focus on a south bay train crossing. >> the safety measures and the works that would have prevent death. >>> st. francis, what he has said about same sex couples. >>> and we will tell you more about the morning commute, stay tuned. well, well, well. growing up we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her du
is george -- i'm a native san san francisco, it's the kind of thing that makes me proud to be a san franciscans. we have seen what has happened when people are not prepared for a disaster. i applaud that you are creating a clear policy that will help us make the mistakes that have been happening in the past. >> other do i do not have any more cards. please lineup if you have any questions. >> my name is jeremy paul. i'm here as both -- renter. it has a large position of a resident control and mostly rent control mostly unstable or unsafe housing. these properties are also economically unstable. i want to speak very strongly in support of this ordinance in the pass through as it's constructed. it's important to main tain this housing. i foresee an --ellis act bonanza for people that cannot maintain these buildings if they can not pass it through as it is. frankly the increase in value to the property owner, i think is negligently considering how much money was made by property owners who were able to demolish their properties after loma prieta. nobody thinks it's a benefit to tea
. as president of the chapter in san francisco now for 3-1/2 years and have been really proud of our board who has done so much great work. when i call your name, if you could just stand and say hi. leslie, vice president, and she has been very instrumental in publishing the gazette which i believe that you have picked up. if you haven't, over here by the entrance, there are copies for you to see. the gazette summarizes the previous jury's work as well as explains what the jury is all about. and how you can apply to be a juror. and this is our fourth issue. so, thank you for your hard work. julian hansen is secretary and she's my right arm, my left arm, she's there for me for whenever i need anything. and i really appreciate all the work you've done also to keep the chapter together and make it a viable entity. ken mali in the back there, the immediate chair and was instrumental in working with lieutenant governor in making this public service announcement which i'm really proud to say i think will give a real shot in the arm to the association as well as to jurors and the jury in general goin
's america's cup and base it on some projections on how san francisco would be a little bit different? i'm just wondering how you came to that seemingly rosy picture that you gave us in 2010. >> well, i would submit that in 2010 it wasn't seemingly rosy. much of the community that looked at this report, that report agreed with us that they thought we were being relatively conservative. the numbers in terms of syndicates and the other assumptions, the only thing that we had to if by was previous history. san diego played a role in that, valencia played a role in that. new zealand and other america's cup events played a role helping us accommodate to the number of syndicates we might expect. at the time we really had no idea what the global economic situation was going to be. we had no idea some maybe, but less of an idea what type of boat was going to be used and [speaker not understood] syndicates. there was a lot we didn't know in 2010 that we do know now. and now in this report we've incorporated the best information that's available to us in terms of updating that economic impact. >>
mother at the park. >>> the cyclist accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian in san francisco's castro district facing felony vehicular manslaughter charges today. prosecutors say he ran multiple red lights and stop signs last year before running into the victim and killing him. >>> this morning, heavy fog may be to blame for an overnight crash that sent two people to the hospital in san francisco. this all happened near west portal muni station. a couple was crossing the street when they were hit by a vehicle. police say the man will be okay. however, the condition of the elderly woman with him remains unknown. police not officially saying at this point if fog was the exact cause of the crash. but they say it did play a role in a number of crashes all around the bay overnight. >>> happening right now, let's just say, let the madness begin. thousands of fans now pouring into hp pavilion as san jose is playing host to the ncaa tournament and a local team right now drawing a lot of support. nbc bay area's bob redell is now joining us live from hp pavilion with all the hoops highlights. g
san francisco and belgium and also in denmark. in addition to my past work in housing and working in neighborhoods like tender loin and seeing all kinds of people who pretend to invest in a neighborhood and are trying to exploit it. i want to speak very highly of them and their project where this is the real deal. they are in it for the long haul. they understood where they were putting their bar and restaurant. and they are committed to it, they are not running away from it. they are not just dilataunts looking to make a buck, off of one of our neighborhoods and communities. the other perspective on this is this is going to be a world class bar. the name mckeller and the way that they will serve their beer already has a buzz from people all around the country who talk about really mckeller is doing a bar in san francisco. this is going to attract people both locals who really look for this kind of culinary excitement as well as travelers and visitors to the city. we just finished san francisco beer week in february where thousands of people came to the city simply to try what we
tonight. on the right, a layer of fog in san francisco. jeff ranieri is tracking everything. >> quite a few changes considering that storm system is pushing off towards the south. while the radar appears to be dry, we are tracking a few areas of drizzle. here is how it looks in the fog future cast. as we head into 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 in the morning, we'll zoom down to the south and east bays, and you see the areas of gray. we expect ground fog to develop. it will likely continue through 8:00 and 9:00 in the morning. then gradually we will get clearing and also some sunshine. speaking of which, big-time changes for this and with. we'll let you know how warm the temperatures will get. >> thank you, jeff. >>> true confessions of dangerous social media trend. it's supposed to be a place to turn for help, but a threat posted on one page has parents and students concerned about violence on campus tomorrow. so should they take that confession seriously or consider it a hoax? terry mcsween is joining us live. terry? >> reporter: i can tell you that the police department is telling me they're
grateful. from the san francisco police department from greg sir to denise flair erty and cheryl jennings and the girl friday and kept us moving all day and to the communications that we got the word out through the media and laura who kept us moving today and financial support. if you read about the justice department in the paper you know we can't pay for anything. when people come to my office quite literally i can't give them coffee. people think the government is high flying and i am here to tell you it's not true. there was support for this event and we couldn't be more grateful to the people that made this possible and the rosenberg foundation and they are here, the san francisco foundation and dr. sander herself and a round of applause, the california endowment and others provided tremendous financial support so thank you very much for that. [applause] . we really do appreciate it and the cohost and mary lee and tom torque son and who you met this morning and our next panel is planning for student safety opportunity and success and planning for action around the bay. our mod
in san francisco today to consider drastic changes at the national park, they would remove them, those would be tournament out and rafting rentals on the river would end. the changes come in response to years of lawsuits demanding the popular park be restored to its natural setting. the public meeting will be from 5:00 to 8:00 at fort mason, room c-370. >>> it could soon be illegal to light up in palo alto's smaller parks, the committee is recommending the city ban smoking in parks less than 5 acres, that could cover 22 of the city's 38 parks. there willly will be at least two meetings on it before it goes to the full city council. >>> the city of san francisco has come up with a plan plan to deal with chronic public drunkenness, they would be arrested and thrown in jail and given a choice. they launched a similar program that recognized them as those who get 5 in a month, the san francisco program could begin in may. >>> a commercial beekeeper in the central valley is feeling the sting of thieves, someone stole 80 of his beehives from an almond orchard there. it is tough to get into
was everyone's friend. the 16-year-old was near but not on a pedestrian crossing according to san francisco. it has been ruled "accident." >> michelle shock is responding to the comment fromant gay comments during a performance in san francisco saying "i do not nor have i ever said or believed that god hates homosexuals and to those fans who are disappointed by what they heard or thing i said, i'm very sorry." half of the ought conference walked out after an antigay slur during her opinionance on sunday might. she said it was a description about how some people fowl. many of her shows across the country have new been cancelled. >> man madness is in full swing with both bay area participants in action. this morning, at 11:45, st. st. mary's plays in auburn michigan after middle tennessee state was bite in ohio on tuesday night. 12th seeded cal, my pairs, get the tournament start at h.p. pavilion, with practice there yesterday for the bears. the tip-off in san jose is at 4:27. the bears were beat last time. >> christian is impartial and objective about this. even with the earring. >> with the
for the city and county of san francisco in 1989 as the investigator for the city's first whistle blower program. prior to employment with the city and county of san francisco, he was the managing attorney for the asian law caucus. i first met ed in 1992 when he became the executive director for the human rights commission and we were both 16. that's two decades ago, ed. i watched him soon become the director of city purchasing and then going on to become the director of public works. i think ed is the only mayor in city history that can carry tlau on the campaign promise to fill the potholes because he actually knows how and he's the only mayor in city history that can say he actually knows every single city street because his crews probably paved them. i have had the privilege of working alongside ed for many years in city government. he has always been a cherished colleague and friend to everyone in city hall. he's done the job, he gets the job done, never wanting credit, just the satisfaction of doing the right thing for the people he serves in the city and county of san francis
you here today. i would like to turn it to our partner, the mayor of san francisco. >> thank you for bringing us altogether. thank you for your leadership, thank you for your leadership. i'm down here to join the other mayor's and other officials, not just our city, but all the city and officials in the peninsula and bay area so we can announce our joint collaborative effort for the super bowl bid. it's an incredible opportunity. i'm glad to see this going as well as it is because it's really a commitment to the economy of the whole region as to this particular project. having said that, the super bowl bid is an incredible thing and the strength of our bid is a collaboration of this whole region. this is how we think we will win this bid. this is not for any one particular city, it's us working together. not only on transportation issues, not only on cites, but all the hospitality that we have set. i want to thank all the regionals for working together. we want that super bowl xv very badly. we think we have the greatest opportunity to work for it and not only to win that bid, bu
, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area. this is abc7 news. >> what could be a major breakthrough in the fight against cancer, a leukemia treatment is showing promising results in a handful of patient. a patient is set to be cancer free after eight days of treatment. our medical editor explains this. >> using a patient's own immune system to fight cancer, look at this animation. they had five patients with untreatable cancer. they use advisor russ -- a virus to turn the cells into cancer fighters and they destroyed the cancer cells. >> the doctor says all the patients went into remission but emphasizing the treatment is still in experimental stages. the study appears in the journal of science translational medicine. >> a respected pediatrician group has come out in favor of same-sex marriage and the positive effects on children. the american academy of pediatrics says that a stable parental relationship can produce healthy, well adjusted children regardless of the parents' sexual orientation, similar with gay or straight parents if they neuro -- nurturing and financia
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